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The British Army has ‘fallen behind its peers and needs investment’, the Defence Secretary Ben Wallace admitted
The British Army has ‘fallen behind its peers and needs investment’, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace admitted after a US general ‘said the UK’s military is no longer regarded as a top-level force’. Mr Wallace agreed on the need for ‘urgent recapitalisation’, but said the government was already investing £34bn into the
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2 Indian Air Force fighter jets crash during drills in central India
Air force orders probe to determine whether or not there was a mid-air collision in Madhya Pradesh state Two Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets crashed during training exercises in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, killing at least one pilot and injuring two others. A Sukhoi-30
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At least 7 dead in Shabbat shooting attack on Jerusalem synagogue
A shooting attack on a synagogue in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Neve Yaakov killed at least seven people on Friday, a day after an Israeli raid on a West Bank city ignited vows of retaliation by Palestinian militant groups. The attack took place Friday evening as worshipers left Shabbat services. Israeli
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Chemical weapons watchdog blames Syria’s air force for deadly 2018 chlorine attack
Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons investigation finds ‘reasonable grounds to believe’ helicopter dropped two cylinders containing gas, killing 43.   THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An investigation by the global chemical weapons watchdog established there are “reasonable grounds to believe” Syria’s air force dropped two cylinders containing chlorine
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One killed in shooting at Azerbaijan’s embassy in Iran
A man armed with a Kalashnikov-style rifle stormed the Azerbaijan Embassy in Iran’s capital Friday, killing the head of security at the diplomatic post and wounding two guards, authorities said. Tehran’s police chief, Gen. Hossein Rahimi, blamed the attack on “personal and family problems,” according to Iranian state television. However,
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How likely is it that Russia will launch a nuclear attack?
Vladimir Putin placed the Kremlin’s strategic nuclear weapons forces on ‘high alert’ at the start of the conflict and has continued his sabre-rattling ever since. Vladimir Putin has repeatedly threatened to resort to nuclear weapons since the Kremlin launched its invasion of Ukraine last February. Russian setbacks on the battlefield and the
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Russia Lost 20,000 Troops in a Month, Ukraine Says
More than 20,000 Russian troops have been killed in the war in Ukraine over the last month, according to figures released by Kyiv. Although not verified, the figures could signify a trend of ever-increasing losses by Moscow’s forces. In an update on Saturday, the General Staff of the Armed Forces
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Taliban may use funds for buying Blowfish drones from China
By Michael Rubin Almost a year and a half after the United States withdrew its forces from Afghanistan, the Biden administration has sought to put Afghanistan firmly in the rearview mirror. “It had to come to an end,” National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan declared at the Aspen Security Forum last July. Reporting from
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South Africa Defends Planned Military Drills With ‘Friends’ Russia and China
South Africa’s foreign minister on Monday deflected criticism of joint military drills planned with Russia and China, saying that hosting such exercises with “friends” was the “natural course of relations.” Naledi Pandor made her comments during a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who was visiting South Africa 11 months after Russia’s
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European Parliament calls for listing Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as terrorist entity
All those responsible for human rights violations should face EU sanctions and IRGC should be on the EU terrorist list, say MEPs. BERLIN The European Parliament urged the European Union on Thursday to place Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on its terrorist list, according to the website of the
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Ukraine’s interior minister among 18 killed in helicopter crash near Kyiv
Sixteen people, including two children and Ukraine’s interior minister, were killed when a helicopter crashed near a kindergarten outside the capital Kyiv, officials said Wednesday. Ukraine’s interior minister was among more than a dozen people killed in a helicopter crash Wednesday near a kindergarten outside Kyiv, spurring condolences from allies.
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Ex-Wagner commander seeks asylum in Norway after fleeing Russia
Moscow: A former commander of Russia’s Wagner mercenary group who fought in Ukraine said he has fled to Norway and is seeking asylum in fear for his life after witnessing the killing and mistreatment of Russian prisoners brought to front lines. Andrei Medvedev, who joined Wagner on July 6, 2022 on
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